Just got $400 us for a Driver which one should i pick ??

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  1. Tyler

    Tyler Stunt Coordinator

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    I just got a big lump of cash for my birthday and some other money i had saved up.
    I know have $400 us dollers to spend on a driver.
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    I know some one that has a SVS sub and i could get him to order two SVS woofers and then pay him.
    What would be best ?
     
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    If you wanted a really awesome driver, get the HE15 from Stryke during the pre-order period. It's $395 plus shipping. But, you'll need to pony up for a couple of Passive Radiators to do the sub justice, so...if you could scrap up another $200 later, build a nice 22"x22"x22" cube, you'd have a kick-butt sub...but you'd need a lot of power to drive it...okay, never mind, forget what I just typed, it's a bit out of the scope of the budget.
    How about a Mass 2012 if you need small enclosure, or go with the Tempest if you have handle a larger enclosure?
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    I like the idea of the stryke he15.
    Yes i can get the money i'm still expecting more money from my aunts & uncles. [​IMG]
    I can get a great deal on a amp to power it.
    a pyramid pro dj amp it has over 400 watts a channal.
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    Thanks.
    Any one hear know more about the stryke he15 ?
     
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    What about using the driver in a sonotube sub design ?
    I can make the thing like 7 feet tall & about 25" wide.
     
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    You can't use the HE15 in a downfiring configuration, too much sag for the driver to overcome in the long run. You have to use the HE15 in a front-firing configuration. So unless you are going to make a sonosub that lies on its side, I would not use sonotube with a HE15.
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    It's to late
    I just bought a used Hsu VTF2 for $300 american bucks.
    I'm going to pick it up in Vancouver in about an hour.
    I cant wait till i hear it.
    I still have $100 for some good subwoofer cable.
    Whats the best for under $100 us ?
    P.S
    I got the sub at audio review tech talk
     
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    I bought the sub for now a replacement for my RCA 5 1/2" sub.
    WHAT A DIFFERNCE.
    Any ways i think i should research alot more before i'm gonna build a subwoofer.
    Once i know how to do everything and get all the programs i'm gonna sell the Hsu sub and maby build a mass sub or a tempsest.
    The bass on the Hsu is relly loud in my fairly small room but we are gona me moving this summer & going into a larger house.
    Which has bigger rooms and then thats when i will build a sub
    Thanks guys for the help
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    Hey, welcome to the bass club! I wouldn't spending "too" much on a subwoofer cable, under $10 would be my recommendation (you aren't going to need a cable that needs to deliver full audio spectrum). A good 75 ohm shielded video cable with gold plated RCA connectors from Radio Shack should do fine, and should not cost over $10US.
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